Calorie info might help teens avoid sugary drinks

December 16, 2011 2:14:39 PM PST
If you want to convince your teenager to go easier on the sweetened drinks, consider posting a big sign next to the fridge.

A new study shows teens are less likely to buy sugary sodas and other beverages if the calories are displayed in full view.

Researchers posted three signs in a convenience store. One said the average bottle have 250 calories. The second said the bottle contained 10 percent of the teen's recommended amount of calories. The third said they would have to jog for 50 minutes to burn off that drink.

Faced with that information, 40 percent chose to buy water or diet sodas.

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